Design for a small kitchen should have every consideration that will save much space and will have everything that you need readily accessible. To save the space when storing your pans, pots and the utensils, you can include a small island in your design for small kitchen. If your budget cannot stand the kitchen island, then use a moveable butcher block. The cart is a resourceful item as it can be used for food preparation and as a buffet. The cart stores easily and kept be beside your sink. The small hutch in the kitchen is another good idea as it has drawers as well as shelves in which things can be stored. The open rack for plates is also a space saver and can be placed against a wall or built in.
You can place a table into a small kitchen but if you are saving space if you have a kitchen island. However, if a kitchen table is desired so that you can sit down with your family for sit down meals, then you can place the table against the kitchen island. This will give you more of the floor space and thus more work space. The island can be built like a peninsula when you add it to the counter’s end with the sink. This idea opens up the floor’s center and will give you access to the stove, sink, and the dishwasher.
Another small kitchen design idea is built in cabinets to give the kitchen a look that is more spacious. If the cabinets are located in such a way that they are easily accessible and yet are not taking up valuable space, they can provide a wealth of storage space in the small kitchen. Since they have spaces above, light things can be stored there. The cabinets can store the small items that usually lie around on the top of the counters.
Lighting plays an important role in your small kitchen space and the way that kitchen appears space wise. Lighting can be placed under cabinets and will not take up any wall space and not make the room smaller or brighter. The kitchen should have a good contrast and lighting, if it is blended to your decor and colors, will provide that contrast.
All of the appliances should be placed next to each other when designing your small kitchen. This will increase the efficiency, and keep the cook from walking the entire length or width of the kitchen to reach the appliances. If refrigerator space is not an option, then a small and deep refrigerator can serve the purpose. Other appliances can be smaller also. If you lack design ideas, there is software available that will help make a great kitchen design for small appliances. Home improvement store is able to give you some great kitchen design ideas and they can also sell you the smaller appliances.